It’s not always easy to wage war when the battle is hot. It’s truly tiresome, feels relentless, and sometimes we just want to give up. Crossroads will appear in our marriage at some point; either to continue the course or travel elsewhere. So, what direction will your turn? Satan’s voice is calling you to look at the imperfections of your spouse, the mounting difficulties, and rely upon your feelings of being overwhelmed.
Yet, God’s never faced a battle. He can’t win! God’s looking at your life and circumstances with a different view. So, how do see through God’s perspective?
Prayer isn’t just communication with God; it’s an opportunity to hear God’s voice! Or it’s just allowing God’s presence to comfort the soul. As Colossians 1:3 states, “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you! When God created your spouse; He created the completion with you! Don’t allow the enemy to say different! Circumstances can either blind us or allow God the opportunity to work! God’s love is the only power to transform a heart, so quit trying to change, manipulate, or cry to move your husband’s heart or mind. I am not saying don’t communicate! It’s a critical necessity in marriage to be successful. Yet, I am talking about the times when no matter what you say or do it feels as if the point isn’t understood. So, instead of trying again we get irritated, discouraged, and start to get bitter. Truth be told, sometimes I wish I could just use an old frying pan to get my point across! Yet, if I really want my marriage to work, I need to use the old frying pan on the devil!
When I was in college, I was challenged to use the smaller books of the Bible to pray for someone when I couldn’t find the words. Read Colossians 1:9-14, again! What are some key phrases that get your attention? For me it was, “haven’t stopped praying for you,” “asking God to fill with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding,” and “life a life worthy of the Lord.“ See, God’s already aware of what your spouse needs but we ready God will show your need too.
Building strong marriages together,